Valiants! Tomorrow we welcome you back to Vale Park for the first time since pandemic restrictions meant supporters were unable to attend sporting stadia.
As we host Sheffield Wednesday for our pre-season friendly (7.30pm kick-off) the club would like to reassure fans of our commitment to operating a safe and welcoming environment on a matchdays ahead of the 2021/22 season.
The safety of our supporters, visitors and our staff remains paramount following the national relaxation of COVID measures on July 19.
We encourage all visitors to Vale Park to act responsibly and with caution. This will not only protect you and others, but it will also help to protect your club from restrictions which may limit attendance or capacity in the future.
Port Vale will remain in constant dialogue with health professionals and local authorities in order to closely monitor the situation locally with regard to infection rates, while prioritising the all-round matchday experience for supporters.
A number of clubs across the EFL have been forced to postpone pre-season fixtures and scheduled open days due to the recent rise in national and regional COVID infections.
With this in mind, we recommend the use of face-coverings while on the stadium footprint as well as regular hand sanitising via the numerous stations around the stadium.
We very much look forward to welcoming you back to Vale Park and thank you for your patience and co-operation.